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Mt. Lycabettus (Likavitos)

Address: Centro de la Ciudad de Atenas, Athens 99920, Greece
Phone Number: 01-722-7065
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Ranked #16 of 188 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the ride in funicular - rather than walking the 200 steps! The view from the top was fantastic and the little church was very interesting. Had a nice hot chocolate in the cafe which was very reasonably priced.

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I started walking up and up determined to make the top. It was an interesting climb, sort of following a sheep trail, but it wound round and round the big hill. After an hour or so I made the top, thrilled to find a simple little cafe and and a beautiful old Byzantine church. If you have the strength do... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

You can certainly gain a bird's eye view of the City of Athens here, but once you are on the top of Mt. Likavitos there is little more to see. There is a small church there, but once you're done seeing that you had better hope you brought a pair of binoculars to see the city from above. There's little... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

It's a challenging walk up the mountain, however, you could also take the Funicular for 3.5 Euro (each way). Since I went solo, I must admit that you have to be careful for ... things that are out of the ordinary. There's a church up there; a place to sit and have coffee and beverages and another restaurant. I went... More 

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Verona, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Took the wrong train stop to catch the train up, but it was a nice hike up the back side of the hill to the amazing overlook. Seeing the Acropolis, the Agora, Zeus' Temple, etc. from above is not to be missed.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were supposed to take the train up Mt Lycabettus but we missed the turn and ended up walking the whoe way up to the very top. Some 335 steps later and also after some steep ramps [with no steps] we reached the top without having used the railway. Even on the way up there are some magnificent views across... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We recommend you to take metro and get off at Evangelismos station and walk up to the hill which is the highest part of the city.During summer it can be a little difficult to walk up due to extreme heat but will be very nice during the winter.The view is amazing full of all Athens' sights.You can seat at the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

you will get an amazing sunset experience on Mt. Lycabettus. Try not miss it when you visit Athens. This also more likely a place local people like to visit.

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Nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The best view of all of Athens. Worth the walk to the top! Go at sunset. The restaurant at the top is pricy but romantic and worth it for the view. If you are going to have one really nice dinner in Athens. This is the place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you want a breathtaking view of Athens but don't want to pay to visit the historical sights, then Mt. Lycabettus is for you. Hiking trails on opposite sides of the hill making it easy to climb, providing great views along the way. Once at the top, prepare to have your mind blown. A 360 degree view of the city... More 

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